Joe D

I'm a lifelong Mets fan who loves writing and talking about the Amazins' 24/7. From the Miracle in 1969 to the magic of 1986, and even the near misses in '73, '00 and '15, I've experienced it all - the highs and the lows. I started Mets Merized Online in 2005 to feed my addiction and interact with other passionate Met fans like you. Follow me on Twitter @metsmerized.

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Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

An article by posted on 14/10/2013 0 Comments
Pie In The Sky Mets Rumors: Lincecum, Napoli, Kemp, Ellsbury…

As the post season crawls to a close, thus ushering in the hot stove season, there seems to be a growing tide of great and unrealistic expectations for players the Mets could or should target. Over at MetsBlog, they’ve spent this weekend writing multiple times about Tim Lincecum as well as other potential free agents […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

An article by posted on 13/10/2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Have A Duda Dilemma

Lucas Duda frustrates the hell out of me. I know he’s a saber and front office darling by virtue of his .352 on-base, but he’s an awful hitter whose getting worse at the plate instead of better. Honestly, I couldn’t care less about how many walks our clean-up hitter has, I want to see him […]

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Did Jason Frasor Deal Set The Bar For LaTroy Hawkins And The Mets?

An article by posted on 13/10/2013 0 Comments
Did Jason Frasor Deal Set The Bar For LaTroy Hawkins And The Mets?

On Friday, middle reliever Jason Frasor and the Texas Rangers agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.75 million with another $250,000 in incentives based on number of appearances. “It’s just nice to know at this point. The World Series isn’t even over and one of the best teams in baseball wants you back,” Frasor said. These […]

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Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

An article by posted on 12/10/2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Tron Has Become Mythical, Chasing Unicorns, Fix My Team

Last night, Carlos Beltran continued to cement his status as one of the greatest post season players of all time with yet another incredible performance. Having already delivered a two-run double to tie Game 1 of the NLCS at 2-2, the former Met would hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 13th inning to […]

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2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on 11/10/2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: Daniel Murphy, 2B

DANIEL MURPHY, 2B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS As often has been the case with Daniel Murphy, expectations were moderate at best. If given the chance, the Mets would have replaced him, but with more pressing needs they spent their limited resources elsewhere so Murphy remained in the lineup. After several years of searching for a position, Murphy […]

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All Met Fans Want Is A Team We Can Believe In

An article by posted on 10/10/2013 0 Comments
All Met Fans Want Is A Team We Can Believe In

Justin Terranova of the New York Post, caught up with TBS and SNY analyst Ron Darling, who breaks down the Dodgers’ chances against the Cardinals and fielded one question about the Mets’ offseason priorities. Q: What would you like to see the Mets do this offseason? A: They have to get a starting pitcher with (Matt) […]

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Hits & Misses: Beltran To The Phillies? Tulo and CarGo Are Going Nowhere?

An article by posted on 10/10/2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Beltran To The Phillies? Tulo and CarGo Are Going Nowhere?

I read some scuttlebutt last night about the Philadelphia Phillies possibly honing in on free agent to be Carlos Beltran this winter. If every free-agent signee were able to guarantee a replication of the previous year’s performance, Beltran would be No. 1 on the Phillies’ list. In 600 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2013, […]

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Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

An article by posted on 10/10/2013 0 Comments
Mets Not Interested In Cano Or Abreu, Are In The Market For A Unicorn

Andy Martino of the NY Daily News reports that the Mets aren’t expected to pursue free agents Robinson Cano or Jose Abreu according to “major league sources familiar with the team’s thinking,” . A high-ranking team official recently told the Star-Ledger’s Jorge Castillo that Alderson’s scouts came away “impressed” with Abreu’s power. But obviously (and predictably) not that impressed. An unsurprising […]

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Damn You, Heisenberg

An article by posted on 09/10/2013 0 Comments
Damn You, Heisenberg

It’s bad enough that my favorite show of all time, Breaking Bad, has come to an end. But in what can only be construed as an awful attempt to throw more salt into my still open wounds, this… Unused #BreakingBad scene where Walt became Phillies fan, but we realized that would make him too unlikable. […]

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Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

An article by posted on 09/10/2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Sobering Realities, Kendrys Morales, and Clutch Walks

Sometimes, reality can be such a damn bitch… I read Joel Sherman’s interview with Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the Yankees, in which he discusses the decision to get their payroll under $189 million. What really stood out at me was his response to whether this was a soft goal or a mandate. “It is something […]

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